Steven Romero Schaeffer

About Me

Steven is an actor/singer/musician based in Chicago, IL. He has worked with Chicago theater groups such as Theatre at the Center, Firebrand Theatre, the Hypocrites, the House Theatre, Writer's Theatre, the Marriott Theatre, Theo Ubique, and Griffin Theatre. He has also worked regionally with the Troupe America National Tour Company, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Youth Tour, River and Rail Theatre, the Straw Hat Players and the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival.

Steven has recently completed a successful run of the Jeff-nominated musical Almost Heaven: John Denver's America at Theatre at the Center.

He is currently working on an EP entitled The Tryhard which can be found on Soundcloud.


Steven is a proud graduate of the University of South Dakota Acting Program and is represented by

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Upcoming Shows, Events, and Updates

March 17, 2020

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Underscore Theatre's Notes and Letters:


Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Underscore Theatre's premier of Notes and Letters has been postponed until further notice.


April 24th, 2020

The Tryhard Demos

by Dirtkid

Written during the great quarantine of 2020, the concept is based on self loathing masked as constant self-improvement, coming to terms with mental and personal 'dispositions,' trying desperately to get out of one's own head, all while also seeing what sounds cool and what doesn't. All music, currently as it exists, was written on Garageband via Ipad 3, because, well, we all have to start somehwere....